Summer has arrived in Madison right on schedule for this holiday-shortened week. The calendar includes: the Congress for the New Urbanism conference; a simulcast of Live From New York's 92nd Street Y; and, live music by Romi Mayes, Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo, and Roster McCabe.
BIRTHDAYS: Oscar-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood, 1930.
High Noon Saloon, 6 pm
The Canadian rocker describes her sound as "Rolling Stones meets Ray Charles meets Joan Jett." See if you agree. With Ghost Town Council.
BIRTHDAYS: Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, 1947; singer Alanis Morissette, 1972.
Monona Terrace, through June 4
This gathering of experts mostly isn't for regular folks, but three talks on the first day are free and open to the public. At 9 a.m., Madison historian David Mollenhoff discusses "John Nolen's Plan for Madison: The Enduring Power of a Great Civic Vision." Then, at 10:30 a.m., Dan Burden, executive director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, talks about livable communities. And at 5:30 p.m., celebrated and embattled UW environmental historian William Cronon gives his thoughts on the new urbanism movement.
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute, Fitchburg, 7 pm
The 92nd Street Y has long hosted lively cultural programs, and you can get a taste of the offerings thanks to this live-by-satellite series. Tonight's program is a conversation with TV chef Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, and author Anna Quindlen. The series is a fundraiser for Jewish Social Services of Madison.
High Noon Saloon, 8:30 pm
This all-girl trio from San Antonio caught Joan Jett's attention at a New York rock club, landing on her label and opening for Social Distortion, Frank Black and Morrissey. Their cover of Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight," from their 2010 album Adventures in Coverland, recently earned an Independent Music Award nomination. With Little Red Wolf and Venus in Furs.
NOTEWORTHY: Queen Elizabeth II crowned, 1953.
BIRTHDAYS: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, 1941.
Brink Lounge, 8 pm
Gobble up some down-home, finger-lickin' blues served up fresh and hot by Williams and his MAMA-winning crew.
High Noon Saloon, 10 pm
This Minneapolis band fuse funk and reggae using head-turning harmonies and mesmerizing jams. Watch them work their magic live. With the Drop Box.